We have rented 'North Hills Hideaway' for the past 2 summers through Marilyn Proctor of Adobe Destinations. We have spent between 2 and 3 1/2 months at a time in the unit and plan on renting it again next summer.
We are a retired couple and find the unit perfect for our needs. It also could work for a family with 1 or 2 small children. It has been adequate for a 1 week visit from our adult daughter but we would not be comfortable inviting another couple to visit as we feel it would be too small for long term use by more adults. The unit is older (approximately 30 years old) and rustic but furnished to be fully functional for a long term stay. There is a washer & dryer in a laundry area off the kitchen. The master bedroom has a king bed and triple dresser and walk-in closet. The small 2nd bedroom has 2 twin beds and there is a small 2nd bathroom. There are 2 cable TV's - one in the living room and one in the master bedroom. The unit has wi-fi. The dining area (between the kitchen and living room) has a large round table with 6 chairs, but you cannot comfortably dine with more than 4. There is no separate office area, so we use the dining table for both eating and office work. Trying to give an elegant supper party for another couple was not a success. My husband, a gourmet cook, finds the kitchen not up to his requirements.
The best part of renting 'North Hills' is the location. The unit is totally private and quiet, yet it is less than a mile and 1/2 from the Plaza. As we both have many artificial joints we drive down in 5 minutes and visit the museums or attend all the markets yet we can easily get away from the tourist bustle. For younger, more able bodied people, it is in walking distance of nearly everything. Our active 49 year old daughter would take a morning walk to Whole Foods. When I go out for my daily 'limp' along Old Taos Road, I am awed by the spectacular view of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. We hang bird feeders outside the dining room window and enjoy the show provided by the finches, chickadees, titmice & pine siskins. It's better than anything on TV. Museums, shopping, restaurants, Movie theatres, and almost everything in town are within a 10 - 15 minute drive.
I cannot praise Marilyn Proctor and her staff at Adobe Destinations highly enough. Over the years we have rented many furnished apartments throughout the US, Europe and South America for vacations and extended (1 year) stays. I have used many web sites and dealt with many agencies . Marilyn, is by far is the most professional and competent of all those I have ever dealt with. Any problem I have brought to her attention has been quickly resolved. She, and the owner of 'North Hills Hideaway' have accommodated all our requests, even have the ducts cleaned and getting a new King size bed for the unit.
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